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Season 3 - Week 1 Game Summaries
Welcome to season 3
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Cavaliers Victorious In Coach E's First Game As Head Coach
Virginia 21 vs. Northwestern 0
Virginia's defense made up for a lack of first half offense as the Cavaliers shut out the Wildcats of Northwestern 21-0. "I couldn't really ask for a much better start to my career here at Virginia," said Coach E, "All around it was a great game for our guys."
Torrey Mack was the leader for the Cavalier offense, rushing for 147 yards on 24 carries and 2 TD. "Torrey is going to be our workhorse this year, theres no doubt about that," said Coach E. The Virginia quarterbacks struggles, combining 9-23 for 144 yards and a TD/
The Cavalier defense was exceptional, coming up with 6 sacks and holding Northwestern to minimal rushing yards.
The Cavaliers will face Texas Tech at home next week as they look to match last season's win total of 2.
Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
Michael Strauss 18 9 144 1 0
Ross Metheny 5 0 0 0 1
Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
Torrey Mack 24 147 2 18
Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
Colter Phillips 3 58 1 24
Brian Carroll 2 42 0 21
Quintin Hunter 1 18 0 18
Paul Freedman 1 15 0 15
Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
Evan Watkins 50 33 315 0 2
Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
Edwin Baker 12 44 0 18
Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
Jimmy Hall 5 68 0 23
Drew Moulton 5 63 0 30
Lance Stephens 8 62 0 16
Tony Jones 4 33 0 16
Edwin Baker 4 31 0 12
Demetrius Fields 3 26 0 17
Brett Nagel 2 17 0 10
Raymond Mosley 2 15 0 12
Huskies win home opener
NCAA Coach of the Year, Jerry "The Rhinoceros" Bumpers led his team to a convincing win at home against the Louisville Cardinals. Junior QB Deron Brown had the offense clicking and staked the team to a 10-0 lead in the 1st quarter when he left the game with an undisclosed injury. New JUCO recruit sophomore QB Larry Prince came in and did a good job of managing the game behind a solid running attack and a stout defense.
"That's what the heck I'm talking about! I'm talking about golldanged, stingy defense.Those Louisville fellas thought they could prance in here and go skinny dipping in our watering hole, but our defense was like a pack of hungry leeches sucking all over their naked bodies, feasting on their blood and flesh until there wasn't nothing left but a sack of dry Kentucky bones. I hereby declare our new 3-4 defense, the Bloodthirsty Leeches Defense. Next week we dine on Illini."
The only score Louisville could muster was in garbage time against the second string.
Players of the game
NIU WR Martel Moore 5 rec, 89 yards, TD
UL D Dorsey 9 Tackles
great wins by you two!
the rhinoceros...you're killing me with your write-ups bro haha
Mississippi Comes Back from the Dead Against Oregon State, Wins 38-34
The first half could not have gone worst for MSU's new head coach. The Bulldogs and the Beavers were tied at 7 apiece in the first quarter when Tyler Russell's pass was plucked for a 68 yard pick-six. Tyler would even up the score for the Bulldogs with a TD at the beginning of the second quarter. That was when everything went downhill.
OSU scored two straight TD's to pull ahead 28-14 with 46 seconds left before halftime. The Bulldogs would march down the field and looked like they were going to score when Tyler was picked off again...this time a 100 yard interception return by OSU. The Bulldogs and their fans were stunned as they headed into the locker room down 14-34. "There were a lot of guys hanging their heads in there," said coach nrg_qbz. "Let me tell you though, I got them to snap out of it in a hurry. Nobody quits on my watch."
The Bulldogs would finally put the stop on OSU, forcing them to punt often in the third quarter. A Tyler Russell TD run and a FG had MSU closing the gap to 24-34 heading into the final quarter. A goal line stance by the Beavers resulted in another Bulldog FG. The next possession, defensive captain Bryan Wilson forced the OSU QB to fumble. However, Tyler was once again picked off in the endzone. The crowd let him know their displeasure. "They have the right to be upset. That was my fourth pick of the game," said Russell. With Oregon State trying to milk the clock, Wilson once again came up big for MSU with a timely interception. This time, Tyler made sure that OSU would pay. The very next pay was a 38 yard strike to WR Brandon Heavens. "That play was ridiculous. How he managed to pull that down between two defenders and keep his feet inbounds...out of control," said coach nrg_qbz.
The Beavers were shellshocked as they looked up at a 34-38 deficit, their 34-14 lead at halftime all but went up in flames. Nonetheless, OSU would rally and move down the field once more. With the ball at the MSU 25 yard line and 8 seconds left on the clock, the Bulldogs would stop the OSU receiver short of the first down. With no timeouts left for OSU, the Bulldogs celebrated. "This was a big time win against a big time PAC-10 program," said Wilson. "What a great way to start the season."
Red Raiders Start 2012
Red Raiders take down Arizona StateOn Saturday the Red Raiders of Texas Tech opened the 2012 season with a home game against Arizona State. There were many questions coming into this season with newly appointed head coach sabo taking over. The Red Raider fans wouldnt be disappointing as the Red Raiders would leave with a 24-7 victory over the favored Sun Devils. The offense took center stage first by putting up 21 points in the first half, but the big story was the defense. The Red Raiders defense only allowed 1 score the entire game and that was in the first quarter.
We caught up with Coach Sabo after the game
"Im really happy with the way we played out there today. We still have some things we need to work on but I feel we are on the right track. Im looking at implementing a new style of offense for the remainder of the season but it will be closed practices until the unveiling. Im looking forward to traveling to take on Virginia next week."
The Red Raiders travel to take on Virginia next week in a battle of newly appointed coaches and teams that are looking to remain unbeaten.
The Pirates came into this game with lots of hopes for the year, but left the game with many more questions about their potential this season after losing to Colorado 17-14. The game started out really well for ECU as they forced Colorado to punt, and on their very first play from scrummage Brad Wornick dropped back and hit his TE Justin Jones down the middle, beating the Colorado blitz and running the rest of the way for an 80 yard TD. Colorado would respond on their next drive, scoring their first points of the game on a 31 yard field goal to give the Pirates the 7-3 lead after 1.
With 2:08 left in the third quarter Colorado would take their first lead of the game, as Quentin Hildreth was able to run it in from a yard out for the 10-7 lead, but ECU were able to respond right away as Wornick marched the team methodically down the field and hit Carter Gagnon on a 17 yard pass with 27 seconds left in the quarter to give the Pirates the 14-10 after 3.
The 4th quarter was all about defense and with 1:36 left in the game, Colorado was able to take the 17-10 lead after a 3 yard pass from Aaron Jackson to FB David Browne. ECU still had all 3 of their timeouts and plenty of time on the clock, but with about a minute left Wornick stepped back and tried to hit his receiver deep down the middle, who seemed to be open the entire time, but Nick Kasa stepped in out of nowhere and made a great play on the ball, intercepting the pass. ECU was able to stop Colorado on 3 straight runs to force them to punt the ball (after burning all 3 timeouts). Now with 45 seconds left, ECU stepped onto the field looking to get in position to at least tie the game. ECU drove all the way down to the 25 yard line, but on a big time miscue by Brad Wornick, instead of spiking the ball, he decided to play the hero role and with 4 seconds left he dropped back and tried to find a target, but with everyone covered he decided to try and run it in, and got all the way to the 4 yard line before getting tackled from behind, ending the hopes of a comebackfor the Pirates, who start the season at 0-1. They will look to bounce back next week against Indiana.
WKU 31 EMU 7
WKU unveiled a new offense and a new defense under new head coach Brian Duggan.The offense, although slow, was methodical. The defense looked sharp most of game.
Offense was led by Kawaun Jakes who had 124 yards passing 2 TDs, 64 yards rushing. The hyped debut of CoShik Williams, transfer from Kentucky, was not disappointing. He led the team with 69 yards rushing and 1 TD. 7 different receivers had receptions. Coley and Vasquesz each caught TD passes.
Defense was led by Lewis's team record 3 sacks in the game. All in all it was a great team effort on D with no one having more than 3 solo tackles.
The second string played the 4th quarter and scored a TD and forced a turnover.
Ball state is next for the Hilltoppers.
UTEP 47 - New Mexico 21
UTEP relies on underclassmen; beats rival New Mexico
The season is young but we have learned two things quick about the UTEP Miner's in 2012. One, they are going to play an excessive amount of underclassmen and true freshman, and 2, they have a hell of a kicking game. Senior kicker and NFL prospect Dakota Warren showed his NFL calibar this week and hit 4-5 FG (48, 44, 44, 52) and was 5-5 on PAT for a combined 17 points! UTEP started nearly half true freshmen on both sides of the ball, including a TF QB and RB duo that is sure to make waves early and often this college football season. TF RB Johnny Means rushed for 149 yards on 22 attempts + 2 TD. TF QB and surprise of the season (see team news) Mark Siegel completed 8-14 for 151 + 2 TDs and rushed 8 times for 42 yards.The defense would not be outdone as RS freshmen Renaldo Douglas had 7 tackles + int + ff. All and all UTEP played outstanding and after a rough year last year for Coach ChaoticUT, he is finally able to see the fruit of his recruiting labor in action. Next week UTEP plays host to USF.
UCLA Opens the New Era With an Impressive Win Against the Gophers 31-10
Coach Stewart: Well it's great to come out here today and put on a show for our fans. We had a packed house here at the Rose Bowl, and I got chills as I walked out onto the field for the first time, there really isn't a more storied stadium to play your games in, and I'm lucky to call it home. Offensively we looked a little tenitive today, it took us a little bit to get into a rhythm, and the we did, and we suddenly hit the wall in the third quarter. I was pleased with the way our defense played, we turned the ball over and they came right back and forced a fumble deep in our own end of the field that was critical. All in all I'm looking forward to this season, I think we're building something special here in Pasedena.
First Downs 13/16
Total Offense 304/368
Rushing 15 carries for 39 yds and 0 TDs/27 attempts for 166 yds, 2 TDs
Passing 21 of 32 for 265 yds 1 TD/14 of 25 for 202 yards, 2 TDs
3rd Down 3 of 10/1 of 9
4th Down 0 of 0/ 1 of 2
Week 1 NC State at Tulsa
Tulsa opened their season with a big home game vs NC State. The Golden Hurricanes came out swinging and put up 21 unanswered points on their first three drives. NC State finally got on the board late in the second quarter on a 5 yard run by B.Barnes. Tulsa would come back on the following drive and put 7 more on the board giving Tulsa the 28-7 lead going into the half. After halftime NC State finally got their offense rolling and put up 12 unanswered points. Tulsa kept the ball on the ground and ran the clock to get the win at home.
Junior Qb S.Beaver was the player of the game. He gained just under 350 all purpose yards and 4 tds.
Kansas St 25
Marshall welcomed the Kansas St Wildcats this week looking to open the season on the right foot. Kansas St blanked Marshall in the first quarter and scored a field goal of their own to take a 3 point lead into the second quarter. In the second, Collin Klein hit Broderick Smith from 8 yards out to extend the Kansas St lead to 10. Marshall would answer back with a 20 yard scoring strike from Eddie Sullivan to Aaron Dobson. Another Kansas St field goal preceded a 31 yard interception return by Danny Hines, making the halftime score 14-13 Marshall.
DeMarcus Robinson had two rushing touchdowns in the third (with two missed two point attempts) giving Kansas St a 25-14 lead heading into the fourth. Martin Ward scored from one yard out in the fourth, bringing Marshall back to within 4, at 25-21. In the waning moments, Eddie Sullivan hit tightend Jamie Hatten for a game winning 12 yard touchdown.
Sullivan finished 13 of 28 for 244 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Ward had 74 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown. Aaron Dobson had 5 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Marshall starts the year 1-0 and heads to Morgantown next week to take on rival West Virginia.
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